Leadership

LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Alabama Goodwill Leadership team is committed to increasing mission…

David Wells

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Amanda Ford

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Herb Miller

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Teresa Bynum

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Don Casey

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Amanda Edwards VP, Marketing and Development

In 2004, Amanda started a career in the nonprofit thrift/retail arena by becoming the Promotions Manager with Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers. She wore many hats and was the organizations go-to person for many things. She coordinated all internal and external events for 15 stores throughout Georgia and Alabama. She was then promoted to Manager of Communication where she led a team to brand and coordinate grand openings for 12 stores and 22 donation centers, along with donation drives for many organizations, like Aflac, Auburn University, TSYS, Junior League, etc. She is a 2008 graduate of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership program. Amanda then transitioned to Manager of Donated Goods where she was responsible for creating a strategy to grow the organization, site-selecting new store locations, daily operations of 22 donation centers and had 70 direct reports throughout 50 counties and two states, and much more.

After much success, Amanda was then promoted to Director of Operations with Goodwill of North Georgia, overseeing operations for six retail thrift stores with 12-million-dollars in annual gross revenue, and leading a team of 6 managers and 18 assistant managers to execute strategies that resulted in donated goods revenue growth. Amanda has a wealth of experience but strives to continue learning and growing. Amanda now leads the marketing and development efforts at Alabama Goodwill and will support the growth of the organization to a $30 million dollar organization by 2024.

 

Favorite Goodwill Memory:  The joy on one our team member’s face who can’t read or write when she used a computer for the first time.

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies and Cream

Leadership Legacy:  That she loved God and others more than herself.

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